Good news: More skilled nursing facility staff are getting their annual influenza vaccine than ever before. Last season, nearly 70% were vaccinated, up from 64% a year earlier. Bad news: SNF staff still have the lowest influenza vaccination coverage rates of healthcare professionals by work location.
T-System Inc. renewed its "winter gift" of T Sheets® flu documentation templates free of charge to all hospitals and healthcare providers. Providers can download the free documentation tool on T-System's website.
A new system ties together weather forecasting with flu outbreak predictions, giving healthcare providers a better way to prepare.
Black nursing home residents are less likely than their white counterparts to receive or be offered influenza vaccinations, a new study finds.